Kirrily Sharpe
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Kirrily Sharpe
Kirrily Sharpe
Country (sports) Australia
Born (1973-02-25) 25 February 1973 (age 48)
PlaysLeft-handed
Prize money$164,929
Singles
Career record144-113
Highest rankingNo. 147 (11 June 1990)
Grand Slam Singles results
Australian Open3R (1992)
French Open3R (1990)
Wimbledon1R (1993)
Doubles
Career record146-87
Career titles1 WTA
Highest rankingNo. 65 (15 July 1991)
Grand Slam Doubles results
Australian Open3R (1991)
French Open2R (1992)
Wimbledon2R (1990)

Kirrily Sharpe (born 25 February 1973) is a former professional tennis player from Australia.

Biography

Sharpe, a left-handed player from Sydney, trained with the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra.[1] She was a member of the Australian team which won the 1988 World Youth Cup, now known as the Junior Fed Cup.[2]

While still only 17 she competed in the main draw of the 1990 French Open as a qualifier and scored an upset win over 14th seed Raffaella Reggi, en route to the third round.[3] She also competed in junior grand slam events that year and made three finals. At the 1990 Wimbledon Championships she was runner-up to Andrea Strnadová in the girls' singles and was also a losing finalist in the girls' doubles, partnering Nicole Pratt. She won the girls' doubles title at the 1990 US Open with Kristin Godridge. The same pair won a WTA doubles title at the 1990 Open Clarins in Paris.

A knee injury suffered early in 1991 kept her out for the most of the year and required a reconstruction.[4]

Sharpe made the third round of the 1992 Australian Open as a wildcard, with wins over Silke Meier and Anna Földényi.

In her only singles main draw appearance at Wimbledon in 1993 she had a first round match up with world number one Steffi Graf, who beat the Australian 6-0, 6-0, losing only 18 points in the process.[5]

She retired from professional tennis after the 1996 season.

WTA Tour finals

Doubles (1-0)

Result    Date    Tournament Tier Surface Partner Opponents Score
Win September, 1990 Paris, France Tier IV Clay Australia Kristin Godridge France Alexia Dechaume
France Nathalie Herreman
4-6, 6-3, 6-1

ITF Finals

Singles (7-0)

$50,000 tournaments
$25,000 tournaments
$10,000 tournaments
Outcome No. Date Tournament Surface Opponent Score
Winner 1. 12 February 1990 Adelaide, Australia Hard Australia Nicole Pratt 2-6, 6-4, 6-1
Winner 2. 11 March 1990 Bendigo, Australia Hard Australia Jane Taylor 6-0, 7-6
Winner 3. 27 April 1992 Riccione, Italy Clay Italy Maria Francesca Bentivoglio 7-5, 6-3
Winner 4. 7 March 1993 Mildura, Australia Hard Australia Jane Taylor 6-0, 4-6, 6-3
Winner 5. 6 June 1994 Elvas, Portugal Hard Netherlands Hanneke Ketelaars 6-2, 1-6, 6-3
Winner 6. 18 July 1994 Ilkley, United Kingdom Grass United Kingdom Shirli-Ann Siddall 7-5, 6-1
Winner 7. 5 November 1995 Saga, Japan Grass Japan Nana Smith 6-3, 4-6, 6-1

Doubles (13-16)

Outcome No. Date Location Surface Partnering Opponent in final Score
Runner-up 1. 1 November 1987 Gold Coast, Australia Hard Australia Janine Thompson Australia Jo-Anne Faull
Australia Rachel McQuillan
6-4, 3-6, 3-6
Winner 1. 5 March 1990 Newcastle, Australia Grass Australia Angie Cunningham Japan Yuko Hosoki
Japan Ayako Hirose
3-6, 7-5, 6-4
Winner 2. 13 May 1990 Swansea, United Kingdom Clay Australia Nicole Pratt Australia Catherine Barclay
Australia Louise Stacey
6-1, 6-2
Winner 3. 20 May 1990 Bournemouth, United Kingdom Clay Australia Nicole Pratt Australia Catherine Barclay
Australia Louise Stacey
6-1, 6-2
Runner-up 2. 19 November 1990 Perth, Australia Grass Australia Kristin Godridge Australia Jo-Anne Faull
Australia Rennae Stubbs
2-6, 4-6
Winner 4. 8 December 1991 Perth, Australia Hard Australia Kate McDonald Australia Narelle Kimpton
Australia Stephanie Martin
6-2, 6-2
Runner-up 3. 2 March 1992 Mildura, Australia Grass Australia Kate McDonald New Zealand Julie Richardson
New Zealand Amanda Trail
6-7(5), 6-7(3)
Runner-up 4. 13 April 1992 Salerno, Italy Hard Australia Angie Cunningham Italy Linda Ferrando
Italy Silvia Farina Elia
1-6, 4-6
Winner 5. 20 April 1992 Bari, Italy Clay Australia Justine Hodder Czechoslovakia Eva Martincová
Czechoslovakia Kate?ina Kroupová-?i?ková
6-2, 6-3
Runner-up 5. 13 July 1992 Sezze, Italy Clay Australia Justine Hodder Czechoslovakia Ivana Jankovská
Czechoslovakia Eva Melicharová
6-7(1), 7-5, 5-7
Winner 6. 20 September 1992 Sofia, Bulgaria Clay Commonwealth of Independent States Karina Kuregian Bulgaria Galia Angelova
Bulgaria Lubomira Bacheva
7-6, 6-2
Winner 7. 27 September 1992 Acireale, Italy Hard Netherlands Claire Wegink Spain Ana Segura
Spain Janet Souto
4-6, 6-1, 6-1
Runner-up 6. 23 November 1992 Nuriootpa, Australia Hard Poland Magdalena Feistel Australia Kerry-Anne Guse
Australia Angie Cunningham
6-4, 6-7, 2-6
Winner 8. 7 March 1993 Mildura, Australia Grass Australia Catherine Barclay Australia Kate McDonald
Australia Jane Taylor
6-1, 6-2
Runner-up 7. 19 April 1993 Bari, Italy Clay Australia Yael Segal Belgium Laurence Courtois
Czech Republic Eva Martincová
6-2, 4-6, 1-6
Runner-up 8. 14 November 1993 Bendigo, Australia Hard Australia Jo-Anne Faull Australia Catherine Barclay
Australia Kerry-Anne Guse
2-6, 6-3, 6-7
Runner-up 9. 5 December 1993 Mildura, Australia Hard Australia Jo-Anne Faull Australia Catherine Barclay
Australia Kerry-Anne Guse
3-6, 2-6
Runner-up 10. 28 May 1994 Barcelona, Spain Clay Netherlands Maaike Koutstaal Spain Eva Bes
Spain Silvia Ramón-Cortés
1-6, 3-6
Runner-up 11. 3 July 1994 Vaihingen, Germany Hard Australia Nicole Pratt Netherlands Lara Bitter
Netherlands Maaike Koutstaal
1-6, 2-6
Runner-up 12. 18 July 1994 Ilkley, United Kingdom Grass Australia Justine Hodder United Kingdom Shirli-Ann Siddall
United Kingdom Jo Durie
7-5, 4-6, 4-6
Winner 9. 28 November 1994 Port Pirie, Australia Hard Australia Kristin Godridge United States Shannan McCarthy
Australia Rachel McQuillan
7-6(6), 6-2
Winner 10. 5 December 1994 Nuriootpa, South Australia, Australia Hard Australia Kristin Godridge Australia Catherine Barclay
Australia Kerry-Anne Guse
6-2, 6-7(5), 6-4
Runner-up 13. 8 May 1995 Szczecin, Poland Clay Australia Kristin Godridge Australia Catherine Barclay
United Kingdom Shirli-Ann Siddall
7-5, 5-7, 6-7
Runner-up 14. 30 October 1995 Saga, Japan Grass Australia Robyn Mawdsley Australia Danielle Jones
South Africa Tessa Price
4-6, 2-6
Winner 11. 27 November 1995 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard Australia Annabel Ellwood Croatia Maja Muri?
France Catherine Tanvier
6-4, 6-1
Winner 12. 11 December 1995 Nuriootpa, Australia Hard Australia Annabel Ellwood Croatia Maja Muri?
Australia Louise Pleming
6-4, 5-7, 6-4
Runner-up 15. 10 November 1996 Mount Gambier, Australia Hard Australia Catherine Barclay Australia Lisa McShea
Australia Joanne Limmer
4-6, 6-2, 5-7
Winner 13. 17 November 1996 Port Pirie, Australia Hard Australia Catherine Barclay Australia Lisa McShea
Australia Joanne Limmer
7-6, 7-6
Runner-up 16. 24 November 1996 Nuriootpa, Australia Hard Australia Rachel McQuillan Czech Republic Eva Martincová
Czech Republic Alena Va?ková
3-6, 4-6

References

  1. ^ "School's in as pupils cane the teachers". The Canberra Times. ACT, Australia. 1 January 1991. p. 14. Retrieved 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  2. ^ "Starlets retain NEC Cup". The Canberra Times. ACT, Australia. 20 November 1988. p. 13. Retrieved 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  3. ^ "Beefy Argentine gives troubled Sanchez a tri-star lesson". The Canberra Times. ACT, Australia. 2 June 1990. p. 68. Retrieved 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  4. ^ "Newcomer to meet Graf in 'nervous' first-round showdown". The Canberra Times. ACT, Australia. 22 June 1993. p. 22. Retrieved 2018 – via National Library of Australia.
  5. ^ "Steffi sharp to show Kirrily the door". Herald Scotland. 23 June 1993. Retrieved 2018.

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